## Physics 2010/3010, Concepts of Physical Science

 Day 1 Jan10 Units Day 2 Jan 12Motion Day 3 Jan 14Motion Day 25 Mar 13Heat Day 26 Mar 15Temperature Day 27Mar 17Phase changes Day 4 Jan 17Holiday Day 5 Jan 192-Dimens Motion acceleration Day 6Jan 21 Gravity Day 28 Mar 20Heat transfer Day 29 Mar 22Heat engines Day 30 Mar 242nd law of thermo Day 7 Jan 24Forces Day 8 Jan 26 Forces Day 9Jan 28Newton's laws Mar 27 Nov 12nd Law of Thermo Mar 29 Nov 3Electric forces and charges Mar 31 Nov 5Electric circuits Day 10 Jan 31Fluids Day 11 Feb 2Fluid pressure Day 12 Feb 4 Buoyancy, Archimedes Day 34 Apr 3Electric circuits Day 35 Apr 5Electric circuits Day 36 Apr 7Electric circuits Day 13 Feb 7Circular motion Day 14Feb 9Circular motion Day 15Feb 11Work, energy Day 37 Apr 10Electro- magnetism Day 38Apr 12Electro- magnetism Day 39 Apr 14Waves, sound Day 16Feb 14Work, energy Day 17 Feb 16Energy and power Day 18Feb 18Momentum Day 40Apr 17Waves, sound Day 41 Apr 19Waves, sound Day 42 Apr 21Light, images Day 19 Feb 21Impulse and momentum Day 20 Feb 23Collisions Day 21 Feb 25Rotational motion Day 43 Apr 24Light, images Day 44 Apr 26Light, vision Day 45 Apr 28Atomic structure Day 22 Feb 28Midterm Day 23 Mar 1Torques, equilibrium Day 24Mar 3Rotational motion Day 46 May 1Spectra, holograms May 3Final exam2:45-4:45 PM ***
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## Chapter 1: Units and Measurement

What quantities must you measure to describe completely the motion of a ball tossed into the air?

What units are used to specify these quantities?

What are the three most commonly used systems of units?

What are the three fundamental mechanical quantities which form the basis for all mechanical measurement?

What are the prefixes used with powers of ten to denote 1000x and 1/1000?

Hands on: How does the time to roll a sphere down an incline depend on the height of the incline? (This will be done by measurement only at this point; it will be discussed later in the course.)
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## Chapter 2: Description of Motion

 If you know the acceleration of an object, how do you find its speed and distance traveled at any given time? (Assume straight-line motion, constant acceleration.) Assuming constant acceleration, show a complete set of motion equations which will describe any motion meeting this condition. A ball is thrown upward with a velocity of 30 m/s. Find its height and velocity after 1 second. Find its maximum height. Find its total time of flight when it reaches its original height. If you drop one ball and launch another horizontally at the same time from the same height, will they hit the ground at the same time? If you fire a bullet horizontally and drop another simultaneously, which will hit the ground first? *Motion equations *Motion calculation *Solving equations *Motion explorer *Vertical trajectory *Free fall *Horizontal trajectory *Bullet drop
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## Chapter 3: Motion

 Describe the motion of an object in free fall near the surface of the earth. Relate the basic set of motion equations to trajectory motion, neglecting air friction. How can you predict whether the baseball is going to clear the fence? What do you need to know? *Vertical trajectory *Free fall *Motion equations *Trajectory equations *Clearing the fence *Trajectory over flat ground
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